Welcome to HCRJ

Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism (HCRJ) has celebrated over 50 years of worship as a Reform Jewish temple in Houston, Texas. Located in the heart of Houston’s Galleria area, HCRJ offers an intimate, vibrant, and inclusive Jewish synagogue with a feeling of warmth and welcoming where Jewish fellowship may flourish. Rabbi Steven Gross has nurtured profound spiritual connections and an engaged community since he began serving our congregation in 2005. Interfaith couples participate in all aspects of Temple life. We welcome you at any of our 7:15 p.m. Friday night Sabbath services. Our innovative religious school is based on a curriculum designed to engage students in dynamic, interactive learning experiences that teach Jewish history and principles through nature, art, cooking and other fun, exciting activities. Classes are held on Sunday mornings.

Upcoming Events

  1. Jewish CultureFest

    December 17 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Senior Chai Yoga

    December 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

    Taught by Suzy Shapiro, a certified yoga instructor, this class will focus on strength and stamina, balance and flexibility, and a new sense of well-being.  First session free.  Prorated at More Info

Upcoming Events

  1. Jewish CultureFest

    December 17 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Senior Chai Yoga

    December 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am

    Taught by Suzy Shapiro, a certified yoga instructor, this class will focus on strength and stamina, balance and flexibility, and a new sense of well-being.  First session free.  Prorated at More Info

  3. Senior Chai Mah Jongg

    December 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

      Join us for a weekly game of Mah Jongg!  Coffee and light snacks are served. No cost to attend. Please contact Melissa at hcrj@hcrj.org to sign up.  

  4. Senior Chai Colored Pencils Class

    December 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    During this six week drawing course taught by Noelle Shawa, you will explore and enjoy the many possibilities of colored pencils.  Learn shading, shaping and creating realistic drawings with this diverse and More Info

  5. The Star and the Crescent: The Long Relationship of Judaism and Islam Class with Rabbi Gross

    December 21 @ 10:45 am - 12:15 pm

    Join Rabbi Gross as he teaches the class, The Star and the Crescent: The Long Relationship of Judaism and Islam. Jews and Muslims have co-existed, at times peacefully, at times More Info

  6. Shabbat Services

    December 22 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

      All are welcome to join us at 7:15 Friday nights for Shabbat Services.   You do not need to be a member to join us in prayer as we More Info

  7. 8th Annual Jewish/Muslim Christmas

    December 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Our 8th Annual Jewish/Muslim Christmas is on Sunday, December 24! Jews and Muslims have a lot in common, and each year on Christmas Eve day, we celebrate these we similarities More Info

  8. Christmas Lunch at Turning Point Center

    December 25 @ 10:45 am - 12:00 pm

    It has become an HCRJ tradition to serve a Christmas lunch and sing Christmas songs to the residents of the Turning Point Center shelter.  We need volunteers, so if your More Info

  9. Knitzvah Group

    December 26 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

      We chat, we eat, we knit/crochet, all for good causes!   Join us the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 11:30 to 1:00.  Newcomers are always welcome.  Basic instruction is provided. More Info

  10. Senior Chai Mah Jongg

    December 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

      Join us for a weekly game of Mah Jongg!  Coffee and light snacks are served. No cost to attend. Please contact Melissa at hcrj@hcrj.org to sign up.  

Temple Youth At HCRJ

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At HCRJ, students develop a strong sense of Jewish ethics and become young Jewish leaders in our community. Our curriculum engages students in a dynamic, interactive learning experience.

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